Condiments, Vegetarian

Pear Chutney

{gluten, dairy, soy, nut and egg free}

One of the biggest challenges I found on the elimination diet is not being able to use any tomato products. It’s amazing how much I used tomato in our diet. We grow fresh cherry tomatoes in our garden (they just keep popping up and taunting us with their cheery disposition. Why is it that forbidden foods always seem most appetising?). We keep them alive to give them away to friends. I also have a tray of 24 tins of organic tinned tomatoes in the pantry. Bought just before this diet started. And I simply can’t face throwing them away.

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Condiments, Healthy Snacks, Lunchbox Friendly Food, Vegetarian

hummus dip

{gluten, dairy, soy, egg and nut free}

Who doesn’t love hummus? It’s just great. Full of protein and flavour.

This hummus recipe is based on Sandra’s genius blog, Cooking for Oscar. What a woman!

The tahini is replaced by pear puree which gives it a smoothness without being too sweet. The lemon is replaced by citric acid for the zing. A hint of garlic makes it feel a little authentic in flavour.

One little tip I’ve added is to pour in a little water at the end. It helps loosen up the hummus a bit and makes it really creamy and smooth.

friendly falafels with hummus.

Simple, tasty and a great sauce to go with my green tacos and crispy chicken, with quinoa salad or rainbow salad bowl with falafels.

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